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10 steps to start making jewellery

We know that starting your jewellery making journey can be overwhelming which is why, as a part of our how to make jewellery hub we want to share some of our best advice and tips on what we think you need to know when learning to make jewellery. 1. Choose the type of jewellery you want to […]

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  • Buying Guides

    Review: The Complete Metalsmith

    This book has been reviewed by Joanna Varney.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing and is part of the Cooksongold team. (This book is available as either a student or professional edition. This review is based on the student edition.) Described as a ‘handbook’ this text is an excellent workshop companion to […]

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    Marketing and Selling your Handmade Jewellery – Viki Lareau

    This book has been reviewed by Joanna Varney.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing and is part of the Cooksongold team.     My initial thoughts when first opening this book were:   1. It’s based on the American market   2. It is focusing on Bead Jewellery rather than Fine Jewellery […]

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    Designer of the Month: Sophie Marie Smith

    I have always been creative and interested in art and crafts. As a young child I could often be found hunched over a project invariably involving enormous amounts of glitter,beads and glue. After enjoying art and design so much at school; I then studied textiles and photography at college. This allowed me to start exploring […]

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